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Teen stabbed outside McDonald's in Richmond Hill

Last Updated Feb 25, 2020 at 10:20 am EDT

File photo of a York Regional Police cruiser. (File/CITYNEWS)

A 16-year-old boy is in hospital with serious injuries after a stabbing Monday outside a fast food restaurant in Richmond Hill.

Police say some kind of altercation broke out between two people in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in the Yonge Street and Elm Grove Avenue area around 4 p.m.

The altercation escalated and the suspect stabbed the victim. The victim then made his way into the restaurant to call police.

He was then rushed to a local hospital. Although his injuries are serious they are not considered life-threatening.

Police said the suspect fled the scene. No description has been released.

Investigators don’t know if the suspect and the victim knew each other prior to the altercation or if they were strangers.

Police are asking for any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the stabbing to speak with investigators. As well, anyone with security or dashcam footage of the area at the time is also being asked to bring it forward.